The 6’1, 170lb goaltender was selected by the Knights 77th overall in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection Draft, back in April in his second year of eligibility after finishing his first season junior hockey between the Embrun Panthers of the EOJHL and Ottawa Junior Senators of the CCHL. He originally spent the 2020-21 season in the Ottawa Jr Sens U18 bubble during the pandemic shortened season.
“We drafted Zachary in his second year of eligibility in the 2022 OHL Priority Selection, that shows dedication, commitment, and growth as a hockey player,” said Knights Associate General Manager Rob Simpson. “He has a good combination of size, athleticism, and poise in the net. He showed that at camp and that’s what made us sign him.”